One last Florida shoot

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Of course my final Florida shoot would be on a beach.

But while the beach shoot was planned, the fact that it was my final Florida shoot was not.

Kayla and I decided to spend a morning at Clearwater Beach, which is one of the country’s best beaches. And as such, we were up nice and early.

Despite not being able to use my lights (a Clearwater PD officer nicely said I needed a permit to do flash photography), we still had an awesome time.

And I’m so glad that we did.

I’m writing this post from Durham, N.C., where I’ve since returned to where it all began. It was in Durham back when I was a reporter for the News & Observer (2005 - 2010) that I really started taking photography seriously.

So while I’ll miss some things about Florida - including Kayla, who became a great friend and one of my go-to models - I’m one who definitely prefers seasons.

Finding one's song on a beach

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For once, this is a photoshoot on a beach NOT in Florida, lol.

While in Atlanta recently, I reached out to a few models hoping to fill some free time.

It so happens Mia is a model who is also coming out with an album and was looking for some promotional pictures. 

So we went out to Pine Lake Beach, located right outside the city, and made some magic in the sand.

As any shooter knows, a good MUA makes their job so much easier, and Brooke Brown was able to do just that.